HNR Issue 82 (November 2017)

Egypt’s Sister

By ANGELA HUNT - Published 2017



Chava and Urbi are best friends, despite the fact that Urbi is a royal princess with the world at her fingertips, whereas Chava ...Read Review

The Orphan of Florence

By Jeanne Kalogridis - Published 2017


It is November 1478, only seven months after the Pazzi conspiracy which took the life of Lorenzo de’ Medici’s brother, Giuliano, in a ...Read Review

The Four Horsemen

By Gregory Dowling - Published 2017



The Four Horsemen is the second in a series of books following the adventures of Alvise Marango, an 18th-century Venetian tourist guide and ...Read Review

Smoke and Mirrors

By Casey Daniels - Published 2017



Phineas T. Barnum employs his sister Evangeline to help him run his New York City museum of human oddities in 1842. When a friend ...Read Review

All She Left Behind

By Jane Kirkpatrick - Published 2017


Biographical FictionInspirationalRomance

Jennie Pickett deals in herb healing and longs to become a doctor in 1860s Oregon. She marries her sweetheart, Charles, and has a ...Read Review

Once A Rebel

By Mary Jo Putney - Published 2017



Part of Putney’s Rogues Redeemed series, Once a Rebel mixes romance and American history in equal measure, and produces a riveting story. ...Read Review

The Hidden Light of Northern Fires

By Daren Wang - Published 2017



Although the time span of this novel is the six years of the Civil War era, it has the feel of much longer ...Read Review


By Christopher K. Doyle - Published 2017



Baltimore, 1926. Eighteen-year-old A.D. is brilliant but homeless. But with the encouragement of Isaiah, the janitor of the Peabody Conservatory, A.D. rises ...Read Review

The Rules of Magic

By Alice Hoffman - Published 2017


This prequel to Hoffman’s famous Practical Magic portrays the story of the Aunts and their intriguing past. Franny, Bridget (Jet), and Vincent ...Read Review

The Tsar of Love and Techno

By Anthony Marra - Published 2017


LiteraryShort Stories

This is a series of interconnected stories that dwell upon the state of the Soviet Union and Russia. They begin in 1937 with Roman ...Read Review